Modernism

MODERNISM


TEN PRINCIPLES FOR GOOD DESIGN

By Dieter Rams

Rams' principles from the late 1970s have stood the test of time. So not only is good design long-lasting, so is good design theory! Read more

GLASS ARCHITECTURE

By Paul Scheerbart

A vision from 1914: the cityscapes of the future as coloured crystals of architecture, a stained glass world of transparency and light. Read more

 

ON EDGE: BORDER ANXIETY
IN POSTWAR BRITAIN

By Katherine Shonfield

In this essay written in 1999, Shonfield dissects the complexities of arbitrarily-imposed border conditions. A prescient piece. Read more

 

RESISTING TRANSPARENCY

By Mark Pimlott

This essay examines the myths and fictions about the origins of architecture, from Laugier's Primitive Hut to the principles of Modernism. Read more

 

ARCHITECTS AND FURNITURE:
A 20TH-CENTURY STORY

By Alan Powers

Alan Powers takes a look at the entrepreneurial drive which transformed Modernist cult objects into classics. Read more